Call for papers - Special issue of "Network and Distributed Processing"

January 25, 2016
Updated on May 2, 2016
Editorial Committee of the Journal of Information Processing

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is pleased to announce the call for papers for a special issue of “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.
The Internet has grown to be an indispensable social infrastructure that supports many aspects of our lives. Moreover the Internet is constant position as an infrastructure, the growth of the Internet is still continuing with several changes of its characteristics. For example, various devices become widespread among public, such as not only PCs and workstations but also smartphones, tablets, sensors (e.g. activity meters) and etc. Network technologies for connection between such devices also have been changed to new generation like as the fifth generation mobile communication systems, SDN (Software Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization). In addition, new types of network services have appeared such as social network services and big data to provide cyber spaces for communications and knowledge instead of one-to-one of one-to-many communications such as e-mails. To sustain the evolution of the Internet, wide variations of cross-disciplinary and forward-thinking studies will be required in addition to the advanced computing and networking technologies. More specifically, future studies to develop the Internet should include: smart network services that support our living environment using sensors and actuators, content delivery services based on preferences and circumstances of the individual, environments for collaboration over large amount of knowledge, mutual relationship between society and technology in consideration with privacy and security, technologies of next generation mobile communication systems and network operations to provide stable quality of communications and etc. It is essential to discuss wide range of social and technological tasks and its solutions over the above issues in combination of traditional network technologies, including every layer from physical to application ones.
In this special issue which is edited by the guest editor organization, we focus on the challenges for the wide range of research topics “Network Services and Distributed Processing”.

Target Areas

Foundation of Network Services, Cloud Computing, Overlay Networking, P2P, SDN, NFV, Security Architecture, Sensor Networks, Delay-Tolerant Networks, Network Structural Analysis, Web / Blog Communication Analysis, Network Measurements, Web Services, Ubiquitous Networking, Network Architecture / Protocol, Mobile Communication Architecture, Routing Control, Distributed Computing / Algorithm / Object / Agent / Databases, Seamless Communication, Seamless Computing, Multi-media, All Areas Related to Distributed Processing, High-speed Networks, QoS, Information Security, Access / Mobile / Ad-hoc Networks, Information Networks, Information Search, Data Mining, Multimedia Communications / Processing / System / Application, Online Games, Grid Computing, Clusters, Cooperation of Mobile-Fixed Terminals, Integration of Communications / Broadcasting, 3-dimensional Virtual Spaces, Social Computing, etc.

Journal of Information Processing (JIP) is currently encouraging more submissions from outside of Japan.
Any papers electronically submitted to JIP before July 31, 2016 are eligible for 30% discount in publication charge when accepted.

Submission Guidelines

(1) All papers must be submitted electronically. Please access the following URL and proceed under the submission instructions:

In the event you would like to make a submission, you must first create an account on the paper submission Web page. For detailed information, please refer to the manual available from the link “Submission Rules and Document Types” at the top of the submission page.

(2) All papers will be reviewed. The review process will be carried out in the same manner as regular issues. However, you have shorter time than usual (two months) for preparation of your responses to inquiries.

(3) Submission deadline is May 9, 2016 23:59UTC May 23, 2016 23:59UTC. *Hard deadline

(4) The special issue will be published on the J-Stage website in March, 2017. Preprint will be published on the IPSJ Journal in February, 2017.

(5) The Editorial Committee of This Special Issue
Editor in-Chief: Toru ASAMI (Tokyo Univ.)
Editorial Board: Hiroyuki SHINBO (ATR)
Editorial Committee: Hiroshi SHIGENO (Keio Univ.), Tamio KIHARA (Showa Women’s Univ.), Yoshinari NOMURA (Okayama Univ.), Hiroki SAITO (Meiji Univ.), Naotoshi ADACHI (Kansai Univ.), Kazunori UEDA (Kochi University of Technology), Noriaki UCHIDA (Fukuoka Institute of Technology), Shunsuke OSHIMA (Kumamoto National College of Technology), Tetsuya SHIGEYASU (Prefectural Univ. of Hiroshima), Atsuya SHIMIZU (IBM), Minoru NAKAZAWA (Kanazawa Institute of Technology), Kazuaki NAKAJIMA (NEC), Hiroaki HIGAKI (Tokyo Denki Univ.), Akihiro FUJII (Hosei Univ.), Masaharu MUNETOMO (Hokkaido University), Motoi YAMAGIWA (University of Yamanashi), Kazutoshi YOKOYAMA (Kochi Univ. of Technology), Daisuke KAMISAKA (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Tomoya KITANI (Shizuoka University), Yusuke MANABE (Chiba Institute of Technology), Ken OHTA (NTT DOCOMO), Takeo ONISHI (NEC), Yasuo SAMBE (NTT Data Intellilink Corp.), Takuo SUGANUMA (Tohoku Univ.), Yukio TSURUOKA (NTT), Kunihiko TOUMURA (Hitachi), Masaaki NORO (FUJITSU LABORATORIES), Akihiro FUJIMOTO (Wakayama Univ.), Hirozumi YAMAGUCHI (Osaka Univ.), Tomoaki KAJINAMI (Kanagawa Institute of Technology), Takayuki NISHIO (Kyoto Univ.), Hideki KANEMOTO (Panasonic), Nobuyoshi SATO (Iwate Prefectural Univ.), Yu KANEKO (Toshiba), Tomoya KAWAKAMI (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Ryota TSUKAMOTO (Mitsubishi), Kazuya ODAGIRI (Sugiyama Jogakuen Univ.), Mitsuhiro GOTO (NTT Comware Corp.), Yuka KATO (Tokyo Woman's Christian Univ.), Fumiaki SATO (Toho Univ.), Ryo KATSUMA (Osaka Prefecture Univ.), Takuya YOSHIHIRO (Wakayama Univ.), Shigeru FUJITA (Chiba Institute of Technology), Takayuki KUSHIDA (IBM), Hiroaki KIKUCHI (Meiji Univ.), Kazuto SASAI (Tohoku Univ.), Atsushi TAGAMI (KDDI R&D Laboratories), Masaki SUZUKI (KDDI R&D Laboratories)

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